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Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences PGDipHealSc

UC's Health Sciences qualifications give health professionals, non-clinical members of the health workforce and others interested in the health sector or health issues the opportunity to examine critically a range of significant issues in health sciences, and where relevant to improve their professional practice. Many graduates continue to work within their health profession while others work in health-related fields, the social services, or local or central government.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences is an interdisciplinary programme; students complete advanced study in Health Sciences, choosing from courses in over twenty disciplines. Students may either follow a general programme, or focus on a specialisation and receive their qualification endorsed in:

  • early intervention
  • environment and health
  • health behaviour change
  • health information management
  • men’s health or
  • palliative care.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences is a one-year full-time qualification equivalent to Part I of the master’s degree.

Entry requirements

Candidates must have completed a relevant bachelor’s degree or equivalent health qualification.


The diploma consists of HLTH 401 and other courses selected from within the list of approved subjects, or courses specified for the endorsed option.


One to two years full-time, or equivalent part-time.

More information

For full requirements see the Regulations for the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences (University Regulations website).

For course advice contact the School of Heath Sciences.